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Storm evaders

With waterproof fanny packs, you can take it with you — and keep it relatively dry.

WXtex Traverse

Same as the Summit, but it weighs an ounce more and includes a water-resistant outer pocket. Main compartment was seepage-free even during short dunks, but the zippered outer pocket is a leaker. $28. (406) 586-5258, ()
WXtex Summit

This 10-ounce pack’s waterproof compartment is perfect for small, gotta-keep-'em-dry items (think cellphone, camera, wallet). Padded, removable belt’s bonus: water-resistant pockets. $25. (406) 586-5258, ()
The North Face Ebbtide

With a roomy waterproof compartment and two zippered, mesh pockets on a fixed padded belt, it’s great for kayakers who don’t have to worry about lugging weight. Water-bottle pocket a handy add-on. $59. (800) 362-4963 ()